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☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1952: abortion is allowed (Yugoslavia)
1974: Art. 191 dated 21 February
1978: new Law dated 21 April
2017 (Croatia, ex Yugoslav Republic): the Constitutional Court confirmed the women′s right for abortion on request. The Court obliged the government to propose the new Law in the next 2 years.
Update 2019 (December) According to the media, no action regarding the new law has been started yet.

Abortion conditions in Croatia
Specific conditions due to COVID-19

  • Attitude of doctors towards abortion is getting more severe and abortions are getting more expensive
  • Abortion is not explicitly labelled as essential

 

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Legal conditions

  • Written consent by the woman
  • Mandatory pre-abortion laboratory tests and ultrasound examination.

Specific conditions for minors

  • Specific legal counselling
  • Parents (or guardians) have to sign for minors under 18.

 

 

Abortion legislation | Practical conditions | Abortion statistics | Characteristics of women having induced abortion
Fertility and contraception data | Country-specific characteristics 

 

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☷   PRACTICAL CONDITIONS

Medical abortion not regulated by the Law dated 21 April 1978, or by any other Law/Decree in Croatia.

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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS

abort-report.eu: Abortion rates per 1,000 women in Croatia

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☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION

abort-report.eu: Distribution of induced abortions according to woman age in Croatia


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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

abort-report.eu: Number of live births per 1,000 women in  Croatia

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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Women have to give written consent.

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The slides presented are freely accessible. They may be used, copied, displayed or distributed provided that their source is given

 

SOURCES

COVID measures taken from the article by Bojovic N, Stanisljevic J, Giunti G. The impact of COVID-19 on abortion access: Insights from the European Union and the United Kingdom.
Health Policy. 2021 Jul;125(7):841-858.United Nations publication (http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/abortion/profiles.htm)
Law dated 21 April 1978
Croatian Institute of Public Health, Central Bureau of Statistics (https://www.hzjz.hr/periodicne-publikacije/hrvatski-zdravstveno-statisticki-ljetopis-za-2019-tablicni-podaci/)
Croatian Institute of Public Health, Central Bureau of Statistics (https://www.hzjz.hr/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Bilten_POBACAJI_2017.pdf)
CIA (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2256.html)
https://www.hzjz.hr/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Ljetopis_Yerabook_2019.pdf
https://www.hzjz.hr/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Bilten_POBACAJI_2020.pdf

 

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